Image posting/uploading is now enabled, that is correct.
Keep in mind folks that the color scheme, layout, and look and feel of the new forum are all going to change dramatically in the next few days! It will with any luck look like the old forum very soon.
Yes, this is the same basic forum software that AHF is using (phpBB3 - we were also both using v2.0 earlier) as it is the new gold standard for forum software. Version 2.0 was no longer going to be fully supported and had lots little issues, especially when I moved to a new web server with the latest versions of PHP on it. The old software didn't work well with it at all. The new features on this forum release are stunning.